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What We Learned at the 2017 99U Conference

At 99U, we talk a lot about the creative community and there was no better representation of that than the audience, speakers, and partners of the …

Creativity

3 Strategies for CEOs to Improve Corporate Culture

Culture is essentially the glue that binds a company together, and it starts at the top with the CEO.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Company Culture<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors,</i> …

The Worst Companies to Work For

A satisfied workforce can lead to greater productivity, lower turnover, and happier customers. Still, at some corporations, employee contentment does …

Want to Create a Top Workplace? Let Your Employees 'Drive the Ferrari' | Inc.com

It's a great feeling when your business is growing fast and going gangbusters. Entrepreneurs know how sweet it can be to see all your hard work coming to fruition. As a fellow startup co-founder, I want to talk about a recent milestone for my company, Terminus. We made Inc.'s Top 50 Best Workplaces …

Employee Engagement

Performance Reviews Suck, Here's What We Do Instead

Performance reviews don’t work.<p>There, I said it.<p>Your typical performance review is an inaccurate representation of how your employees are performing, and more often than not, they’re a giant waste of time for you and your team. Let’s call them what they really are: a massive distraction and worst …

Employee Engagement

7 Elements of Company Culture That Ensure Your Business Keeps Improving

Are you pushing your company into the future or letting it fall behind the times?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many startups and entrepreneurs I advise still default to growing their business via the traditional top-down, order-taking culture. I’m convinced you can’t …

Work Friends Make Us More Productive (Except When They Stress Us Out)

Since almost the beginning of management research, we’ve known that social dynamics affect workplace performance. Indeed, one of the pivotal questions of Gallup’s famous employee engagement survey asks whether respondents “have a best friend at work.” But while friendship at work always being a …

How Happy Employees Make Happy Customers

Most business leaders would agree that a key to a company’s success is an ongoing stream of happy customers, willing to pay for the company’s goods and services. And then getting them to come back … again and again.<p>The key to achieving <i>customer happiness</i>, as in customers who want to do business with …

Employee Engagement

It Doesn't Matter How Awesome Your Company Is if You're Failing at This | Inc.com

You've done everything right. You crafted the perfect job advertisement, and posted on top job boards. You've received input from the whole team on the hiring process. You've taken advantage of many features of your hiring software, like video screening and background checks. You've done everything …

Employment

Why Today's Job Candidates Want a Smart Workspace | Inc.com

There's a reason "organization" and "organism" share the same Latin root. A business is a living entity, and if it appears sluggish or stale, job candidates won't want to work there. A smart workspace is dynamic and flexible and can be molded to fit the needs of its workforce. It exudes energy and …

Ergonomics

How Google wants to help the modern-day job seeker

74251203-efab-4497-9b1a-5d0369a2e3a4<p>How Google wants to help the modern-day job …

Employment

Tesla factory employees describe grueling work conditions where people pass out 'like a pancake'

When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted "factory of the future", where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced …

4 Changes You Need to Make to Your Office Now | Inc.com

Consider how the physical workplace has evolved over the past 20 years. Back then, if you walked into most offices, you'd have to weave through rows upon rows of gray cubicles to get to your desk.<p>Then, as more startups began popping up, so did the open-office floor plan. Employees were free to …

Employment

If Uber is such a terrible place to work, why does everyone want to work there?

In 2014, a professional who I'll call Sean, then in his late 20s and working in Europe, took his first Uber ride after a company holiday party. With …

Sexual Harassment

Why today's most promising young people are choosing to work in tech instead of finance

While high-potential grads from top universities used to make a bee-line for lucrative careers in finance, today's young people are increasingly …

Employment

Making an Impact: Reinvent Your Employee Volunteering Program

Volunteering on behalf of good causes has a long and honorable history: people committing their time and energy on something that is important and …

IBM to remote workers: Head back to the office or leave

As more and more employers follow the trend of offering workers more flexibility about where they do their jobs, one corporate giant is putting a …

Texas

This Is Why You're Not a Best-in-Class Company for Retaining Great Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Best-in-class companies know what it takes to attract and retain quality employees. While they make many attempts, most companies haven’t reached this status. But, when it comes to hiring, what exactly makes a best-in-class company?<p>In …

Getting Abused at Work? 6 Signs It's Time to Quit | Inc.com

Building a successful career is not easy.<p>What does it mean to be successful? Well, the answer varies from person to person. However, I believe we all want to be doing something in our careers in which we are able to earn enough money to live the way we'd like and to have feelings of fulfillment.<p>I …

Sexual Harassment

Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

Google’s 20 percent time is one of the most famous, and arguably successful, management practices of all time. In their 2004 IPO letter, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revealed that the policy of allowing employees to take time out of their core jobs to be creative and experimental …

Employment

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This Harvard Survey Reveals What Most People Miss About Leadership | Inc.com

A recent survey conducted by The Harvard Business Review reveals that autonomy at work (not micromanagement) is the key to employee satisfaction and organizational achievement.<p>It describes this concept as "rebelling," or giving employees the freedom to "deviate from organizational norms, others' …

Leadership

What It's Like Inside the KIND Office

The snack bar's headquarters is fun,friendly, and (no surprise) full of free munchies.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The most compelling thing about KIND’s Manhattan headquarters isn’t the Bar Bar, where staffers grab a lineup of free snack bars, but how the …

It's Time We Had a Conversation About Engagement Surveys

5 Keys To Building A Great Company Culture | Inc.com

People are driven by rewards and affirmations. As a business owner, you're highly aware of this -- after all, it's why your employees need a paycheck to come to work every day. But you also know that there's more to it than just money, it's about feeling valued as people.<p>Building a great company …

Employment

Are We Being Forced into Workplace Happiness? | Inc.com

Wellness programs, free lunches, employee yoga. There's lots of ways companies try to create a sense of happiness and well-being for employees. In fact, many companies have large teams dedicated to it and spend millions of dollars to make sure their employees are happy. But what if forcing …

Happiness

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Make Work Meaningful

Time for another recipe! Here's what we see as the ingredients of #EmployeeExperience. #Meaning #Connection #Access #EmployeeEngagement https://t.co/PImYAvB3E1